Eight-story garage to become 25-story tower

02/2/2009 | STRUCTURE magazine

Plunking a 25-story building with an elliptical floor plan onto a rectangular eight-story parking garage supported by cast-in-place post-tensioned slabs posed challenges for both design and construction teams. Design engineers transferred support for the building to different columns via a concrete mat that used 500 tons of steel, and contractors found innovative solutions for pouring the mat.

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